SOCIAL JUSTICE AND STRATEGIC LITIGATION
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Under this program, CEFROHT conducts legal research and offers legal advisory on economic rights, rights to food, nutrition, and health. Through both strategic and pro-bono litigation, CEFROHT defines rights to adequate food, health, and trade, as well as redress to violations of such rights.
We also seek to promote access to justice by using quasi-judicial bodies like The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC). Currently, CEFROHT is conducting 6 public interest cases on the right to food and livelihood filed in different courts in Uganda and East Africa. This includes the High Court of Uganda, The Constitutional Court, and the East African Court of Justice (EACJ).
At CEFROHT we promote access to justice by taking on pro bono cases where the right to food and livelihood have been violated. We take on pro bono cases such as where a breadwinner abandons their family and stops providing the basic needs.
There is high food contamination due to chemicals. This case is challenging the government’s inaction to regulate chemicals in food production, processing, storage, in Markets, and preparation throughout the country. CEFROHT is, therefore, asking the court to order the government to issue guidelines and laws to regulate chemical use in farming and in the food markets in Uganda.
“CEFORHT strategically engages in legal aspects impacting food, health, and trade, through framing adequate food, nutrition, health, and trade issues as social justice, constitutional claims, and entitlements.